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Road Trip 2016

A couple weeks ago, we returned from our annual family road trip and this year was our biggest yet. In 13 days, we drove more than 5,000 kilometres across nine states and one province. Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette in Ottawa

Ava and I had a daddy-daughter date at the Vigée Le Brun exhibition featuring her Marie Antoinette portraits. Continue reading

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Lunch Time and the Power of Suggestion

The other day, Caitlin asked Michael what he wanted to eat for lunch.

Usually, this question elicits an “I don’t know” or “peanut butter sandwich” response. This time, though, Mike said he wanted an egg-and-sausage sandwich on toast. Continue reading

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Princesses, Cars and Nature vs. Nurture Parenting

We have two kids: a five-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy. We try not to push them in any specific direction when it comes to their interests. They have lots of different toys and books and whatever they are interested in, we help them learn more about it. Continue reading

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Realistic Dreams

My daughter Ava is always talking about her dreams. “It’s my dream to do this,” or, “It’s my dream to do that.” She has lots of different interests and her dreams reflect that, but her “dreams” are just so…realistic. Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette

Like most girls her age, my daughter loves princesses. Of course, she likes Belle and Rapunzel and Elsa—all the Disney princesses—and even Princess Leia (who is now a Disney princess, I guess). But a while back, she got a book from the library about real princesses (and queens) like Cleopatra, Princess Diana and Marie Antoinette. Continue reading

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